For example if i were to select resources by type the

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For example, if I were to select Resources by Type, the view displayed in Device Manager changes and instead of seeing categories of devices, I instead see Resource Types: DMA Channels, I/O addresses, IRQ channels, and memory addresses. And then to view information, I can expand each of these categories and I can see information about how resources are being used in the system. For example, we see here that my COM1 communications port is using interrupt 4. So that's how you use Device Manager. MSINFO32 10:08-10:59 Now there's another utility that you can use to manage devices in your system, and it's called MSINFO32, otherwise known as System Information. If we click on it, we can view some of the same information that we saw in Device Manager. I can expand, for example, Hardware Resources, and view conflicts and sharing information. I can view interrupt assignments by expanding components. I can see information about each of the devices in the system. For example if I come down to Display, I can see information about the Display Adapter in the system.Now one of the key differences between Device Manager and MSINFO32 is the fact that I can't change anything in MSINFO32, System Information here. I can view it but I can't make any changes. Now let's close this window. Devices and Printers 11:00-12:17 The last utility we want to look at is Devices and Printers. I right-click on my Windows icon, I go to Control Panel, and then under Hardware and Sound, click on View Devices and Printers. Now in Devices and Printers we see icons that represent the various pieces of hardware that are in the system. Here we have the computer itself. If I double-click on this icon, on the General tab I see basically the same information that I saw in Device Manager. I have information about the manufacturer of the device, the model number of the device. If I click on Hardware, I see all of the different pieces of hardware that are currently being used in the system. If I want to view more information about a particular device, I can select it from the list and then click Properties, and we see the same information that we would see in Device Manager. Now be aware that in Devices and Printers if I right-click on a device, the menu that's displayed is context-sensitive, meaning that a different menu's going to be displayed for different types of devices. Notice here that I right- clicked on my wireless network adapter and so I see options to, say, configure my network settings. But if I go over here to my mouse and right-click on it, I go to mouse settings instead of network settings. And likewise if I come down to my printer, right-click, I see options for managing printing. Summary 12:18-12:30 That's it for this demonstration. In this demo, we talked about the utilities you can use on Windows to manage the devices in the system. We first looked at Device Manager, then we looked at MSINFO32,and then we ended this demonstration by looking at the Devices and Printers utility in Control Panel.
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